Jim Price, B.A.
"Artists are put on this earth to help it heal."
Jim Price has numerous Broadway, off-Broadway, and national touring credits as an actor over his 30 years in the business, including the original Broadway casts of The Civil War and Ring of Fire, national and international tours of Les Misérables, as well as the off-Broadway hits Bat Boy and Bare. Jim is a past Lark Playwriting Fellow, and his plays include Collision Course (semi-finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), Colony Collapse (Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), Carving Buddhas (semi-finalist, O’Neill) and a musical, Cold Feet (finalist, O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference), now licensed by Miracle or 2 Productions in New York. He has taught master classes in acting, musical theatre, and playwriting at colleges all around the country. In 2012, he and his wife, Kaitlin Hopkins, started the first musical theatre program in Chile in collaboration with the Projazz Institute in Santiago. He is currently on the musical theatre faculty as well as the head of the MFA Dramatic Writing program. He is the 2018 recipient of the Texas State University Presidential Award for Excellence in Service.